Built by a DJ, for DJs, Prolink Tools is a free, open-source software that helps streamers display track info from external Pioneer DJ gear onto their computers. After spending years livestreaming and dealing with messages asking for track IDs from his sets, founder and creator Evan Pukhiser created the software to provide the data for […]
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Founded by longstanding DJ + producer Richie Hawtin and Andy Rigby-Jones, PLAYdifferently has stood as an intriguing brand within the music industry for years, known for its belief that a DJ’s tools should be “as creative and as unique as the artists who use them.” They first released their flagship MODEL 1 – a 6-channel […]
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Denon DJ has released a new firmware update for their X1800 PRIME and X1850 PRIME mixers, offering a number of fixes and improvements and one major new feature that just made livestreaming easier: Broadcast mode. Broadcast mode allows the main output mix to stream over USB audio channels 1 & 2, which is a requirement […]
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There’s no doubt that 2020 was been one hell of a year. With a pandemic completely shutting down nightlife and wrecking the music industry as we know it, 2020 took quite an unexpected turn that left many DJs, producers, and music lovers scratching their heads a bit. But not all was lost this year –– a […]
As 2020 comes to an end, we’ve got a new more How I Play with an awesome artist for you. This time around, we heard from Washington D.C.-based DJ and producer Enamour. With releases on Desert Hearts Black, Lane 8’s This Never Happened & more, he’s known for his deep, melodic house and techno sounds. […]
Algoriddim’s djay Pro AI for iPad has released a new update with quite the twist: the ability to control the app with – you guessed it – hand gestures. Gesture Control, also referred to as “Air DJing”, is the first AI-powered hand tracking system built for DJs. It means that users can now mix and manipulate their […]
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The newest update of Serato DJ Pro features a big win for those of you with a newer Rane battle mixer. If you’ve got a Rane Seventy, Seventy-Two, or Seventy-Two MKII, you’ll now be able to access Serato’s Scratch Bank feature (as first introduced on the Pioneer DJ DJM-S11). Getting there is simple, too. Quickly […]
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If you’re a DJ with no decks at home, or wishing you could play on that club setup you love so much, listen in. Tribe XR, a virtual reality platform for DJing, has teamed up with Beatport to integrate Beatport LINK into their program. This move ultimately makes it possible for Tribe XR users to use […]
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Back again with a new addition to their growing lines of controllers, Pioneer DJ announced their latest product today: the DDJ-FLX6. It’s a 4-channel controller that comes with a swath of new features, designed with the intention of allowing artists to perform intuitively with their own flow. Perform with rekordbox or Serato DJ Pro Perhaps […]
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Meet Keila, Garrett, and Alex – three friends, roommates, and artists who were hit hard by COVID-19. In their spare time, they’re co-founders of the West Coast-based artist group, Inquiry Collective – but their full-time jobs were taken away when the pandemic hit. Like many DJs, producers, and visual artists, they took to livestreaming as a creative […]
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In the everlasting race to get more subscription revenue, SoundCloud is appealing to their creators. The streaming platform has continued to focus on monetization in recent years, creating new ways to bring in income while still supporting artists of all sizes with a place to upload their audio content. Today, they launched a new SoundCloud […]
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Earlier this week, we speculated what Pioneer’s DJM-S11 could potentially look like, ahead of the assumed October 15 launch date that Pioneer has been teasing on their socials. Today, we find out how much of our original predictions are true. DJM-S11 Announced today, Pioneer DJ’s new DJM-S11 is a two-channel, four-deck battle mixer that links […]
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In a pandemic world where venues are closed and many artists have lost their primary source of income as DJ gigs disappeared, the London-based streaming service Mixcloud has stepped up to provide a new stream of revenue (no pun intended) for artists who are livestreaming. The platform’s new ‘Tickets’ feature allows artists to use their […]
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Serato DJs, this one’s for you: the much-anticipated integration between Beatport, Beatsource, and Serato DJ Pro has arrived. Today, the companies announced that Beatsource LINK and Beatport LINK are now usable via Serato’s DJ Pro software. We first saw similar integrations of LINK programs into DJ gear earlier this year with Denon’s on-hardware streaming capabilities, […]
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Hot take: the era of DJ livestreaming could be in decline. The “renaissance”, we’ll call it, that happened at the start of COVID-19’s shelter-in-place orders burned bright. In this editorial, I’ll talk through why that level of streaming from DJs might be in the past. COVID-19 closed the clubs, shuttered music venues, kept us from […]
After releasing a teaser of their new CDJ last week – Pioneer DJ has officially announced the CDJ-3000. Four years after the CDJ-2000NXS2 was released in early 2016, the media player has been highly anticipated by many DJs. Meet the CDJ-3000 Gear: CDJ-3000 Manufacturer: Pioneer DJ Price: $2,299 Preorders available in the DJTT store here New […]
Standalone Maschine+ unit just announced - no computer needed.
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Rane is making waves in 2020 with the announcement of two new gear releases today: refreshed versions of their iconic Seventy-Two mixer and Twelve controller. Both releases – deemed the Seventy-Two MKII and Twelve MKII respectively – expand on their previous iterations to explore more features available to DJs that have been long awaited. The Seventy-Two MKII […]
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Engine DJ, Denon’s flagship DJ software, is opening up its music library capabilities with its newest update, Engine OS v1.5. The revision comes with a swath of new features, including a Quick Source Menu, a newly installed BPM detection algorithm, and – arguably the most significant update – the ability for artists to access two major streaming […]
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We’re back with the next edition of our How I Play (at home) series, highlighting how artists are making the best of their live sets while stuck at home. This week we spoke with Eelke Kleijn, a Dutch producer and DJ who’s released on his own imprint DAYS like NIGHTS, along with well-known labels like […]
We all feel it – the COVID-19 burnout is real. Many of us are itching to get outside, to play clubs again, to be back on a dancefloor, and to play on a big soundsystem again. Yep, we miss it too. But we’re not quite there yet – particularly in the United States. That’s why so […]
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With the pandemic lockdown leaving artists confined to their home spaces rather than their mainstay nightclubs and festivals, we’re exploring our traditional How I Play videos in a new light: the ways in which artists are performing live sets at home. This week, we sat down with LA-based DJ and Producer SHADED. With releases on […]
It’s no secret that the battle between artists livestreaming during quarantine and the copyright laws embedded into streaming platforms like Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube has been ongoing – and growing – as the year of online streams has progressed. In early June, Twitch served a series of copyright takedown notices for old videos posted by streamers, putting […]
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The era of quarantine livestreaming is alive and well. Wondering what you’ve missed? What streams and streamers have stood out? Here’s a (non-comprehensive) sampling. As the dearth of in-person shows has dragged on, online streams have gotten more entertaining and come with higher-production. We crowdsourced the DJTT community and picked a few of our favorites, […]
Back in 2017, the team over at alter.audio shared the prototype of their first standalone audio slicer and resequencer, the Timetosser. A few years later, they’re back and raising funds for the finally-revised, updated version of the product that they’re launching via Kickstarter. How does it work? The Timetosser is a machine built for artists […]
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Shortly after the release of the long-anticipated Rekordbox 6, a new update has been released for Pioneer DJ’s industry-leading DJ software. The latest version, rekordbox 6.0.1, comes with three new offerings: support for Beatsource LINK, a playlist Auto Upload feature, and vocal position analysis / detection. Vocal Position Detection: This new, AI-driven feature does exactly […]
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Akai Professional is back with a new piece of gear: the launch of the MPC Live II. The latest member of the MPC family is the first of its kind to offer a unique, handy feature for producers everywhere: built-in stereo monitors. It also comes with a swath of features that includes standalone production capabilities, […]
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Apple’s Logic Pro X saw a huge update today – referred to as the “biggest update” to the production software since its launch in 2013, by Apple themselves – with its latest edition, 10.5. Some of the most notable additions to the software with this update: a new live loops feature, the Step Sequencer editor, […]
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Moog is back with the launch of their newest synthesizer: the Subharmonicon. It’s a semi-modular polyrhythmic analog synth with a 6-tone sound engine and a multi-layered clock generator. The Subharmonicon was built, according to Moog, to “explore the world of subharmonics, polyrhythms, and the unique relationships they create.” The Moog team continued on to describe […]
Numark is making quarantine for DJs a bit more exciting today, launching two brand-new Serato DJ controllers: the Mixtrack Platinum FX and Mixtrack Pro FX. Built to appeal to both beginner and advanced DJs alike, these controllers sit an affordable price point for anyone looking to learn, or as an upgrade for advanced DJs using Serato […]
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